A Back Forty Fort

June 22, 2015



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Designer/architect Matt Gagnon’s undulating Knit Fort makes me want to camp out anywhere I can hunker down inside this beautiful design.



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It’s a bespoke flexible hardwood structure made to fit the needs, size, and shape of one’s particular fantasy space.Read More…

Herb Planter and Cutting Board Duo

June 19, 2015



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Wake up and smell the rosemary. Grow Pot is a utilitarian union between a traditional clay pot for growing herbs and a cutting board: just snip and serve.



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Designer Hallgeir Homstvedt’s herb planter for Danish brand Menu is attached to

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Road Trip! Northwest Arkansas Roadside Barbecue, Ghosts, and Gardens

June 18, 2015



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Northwest Arkansas Pig Trail scenic byway. Photo via The Crescent Hotel and Spa.

Before my recent two-day road trip through Northwest Arkansas, I had visions of Ma and Pa Kettle-type folks sitting on front porches strumming banjos while drinking moonshine Read More…

A Grown-Up Smart Countertop Herb Garden

June 3, 2015



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Tugger likes lemon balm. See more of this pooch via smalliepillar on Instagram.

Tugger the adorable pooch, above, is totally into the lemon balm growing in his owner’s kitchen. Want to grow your own herbs on your countertop with something Read More…

Mobile Plug-and-Play Solar System That’s More Like a Home Appliance

May 28, 2015



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Here’s an all-in-one mobile solar power system that’s as easy to use as any simple home appliance.



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In addition to its good looks, the Smartflower POP is ideal for residences where, for various reasons, the roof can’t accommodate photovoltaic panels–just

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Living in a Vertical World

May 27, 2015



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While vertical gardening may be a more recent obsession, vertical living has been going on for a long time. Both are innovative responses to maximizing the space needed to nurture living things in crowded urban areas.

Growing six tiers of … Read More…

Wanted Design NYC Launch Pad Unveils Cool Fire Pit

May 23, 2015



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Brian Keyes: Brændt Firepit
At the recent Wanted Design New York, designer Brian Keyes unveiled his prototype for the Brændt Firepit, a low profile fire pit which he says is meant to  be “a domestic centerpiece for socializing, roasting marshmallows, … Read More…

Plant Furniture and What Lies Beneath the Surface

May 9, 2015



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Say you want a table or a set of tables and you also want some planters. But in your small space you don’t have room for all of them, so you have to choose. No you don’t.



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Frédéric Malphettes, designer … Read More…

13 Mobile Gardens To Move You

May 1, 2015



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We’re back with the second part of our roundup of itinerant and otherwise roaming, traveling, and always portable mobile gardens. Take a peek before they pass you by:

1. Get Rolling With This DIY Mobile Vegetable Garden



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The only  available … Read More…

10 Mobile Gardens to Grow On the Go

April 27, 2015



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While not exactly nomadic, urban dwellers are known to be constantly on the go. It’s no surprise then that many urban gardens are designed to follow suit.
With the roots to grow and the wings to fly, mobile gardens are … Read More…

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